Question by hjlfjhpqsd: What do you need to major in to become a film director? and what are the best schools. Please list at least 5.?
I really want to become a film director. I need to know what I need to do in order to become one. Please help me.
I live in L.A. If there is no “film school” then how do they get into the movie business? Didn’t Steven Spielberg go to CSULB? I don’t really care if the school is in California or not.
Answer by VJ
You have not listed where you are from to suggest any institutes in that region. There are several institutes across the world that teach the craft of film-making. Perhaps you can google and get more information about such institutes in your area of choice. From what I have seen, though some of them do get proper training from Film-making and Acting institutes before joining the trade, many film directors come from varied backgrounds and in some cases are not even remotely trained in film-making before taking up direction. Many would be film directors spend several years learning the practicalities of the trade working as assistants to noted directors.
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